Great kit: Women&'s cycle clothing
Women’s cycling clothing has come a long way in a short time. Gone are scaled-down men’s shorts, jerseys and jackets. These days, women’s cycling clothing is designed to fit beautifully and perform brilliantly. Cycle clothing is meant to be practical and comfortable – and now it looks great, too.
Our pick of women’s cycling clothing
Ana Nichoola White star cycling jersey
Make a statement with this loose-fit, on-trend jersey. The stretchy, technical fabric incorporates gentle gathers to create a flattering fit. Designed for performance, too, the jersey sports a full-length zipper, curved rear pockets with poppers and a zip pocket for valuables.
£54.99, Ana Nichoola
B’Twin Women’s 7 Shorts
These Lycra padded shorts are a great starter pair for women looking for comfort over bike rides of more than an hour (that’s about how long it takes for you to get a sore butt!). The pre-shaped pad and gel insert keeps you comfy on the saddle and helps to reduce chafing. Which is exactly what you need!
£29.99 from Decathlon
Bontrager Quantum helmet for women
This great looking helmet comes in four sizes and has a removable visor so you can use it for road cycling (without visor) and mountain biking (with visor). The women-specific design will fit you neatly and offers excellent comfort levels.
£49.99 Criterium Cycles
Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Gore-Tex Active lady jacket.
Small, packable, waterproof and extremely breathable, the Gore-Tex Active Shell road cycling jacket also offers a great female-fit. Colours include red, pink, black, plum and turquoise.
£169.99, Gore Bike Wear at www.goreapparel.co.uk
Her Pleasure Arm Warmers
Arm warmers made for women’s arms. If you haven’t used arm warmers before you’ll not know just how handy they are. Great for chilly starts, arm warmers can be peeled off when you start to feel warmer and popped into your back pocket. They are also a useful extra layer for arms on cooler rides.
£28.99 Ana Nichoola
Sugoi Women’s RS bib shorts
Once you have tried bib shorts you’ll never go back to normal cycle shorts. They are so much more comfy around the waist and the fit is body-hugging perfect. Sugoi Women’s RS bib shorts have brilliant padding with comfort and ventilation.
Around £80.99 Wiggle
Louis Garneau Women’s 12C Air Gel Mitts
Ticking every box for good quality cycling mitts, these gloves have multi-thickness gel padding, Ergo Air vent channels, a pre-shaped curve, and a silicone palm. They are the perfect glove for women looking for performance and comfort.
£27.99 from Evans
Shimano WR41 2011 Women’s Road Shoes
For clip-on road cycling shoes that are light, comfortable and durable, these women’s Shimano’s are a great buy. They feature new “Flow line” design, lightweight fibreglass reinforced polyamide sole, buckle and dual-strap closure. They are SPD-SL and SPD cleat compatible.
£71.99, Evans Cycles
Tell us about your favourite women’s cycling clothing.